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Loaded Yukon Gold Smashed Potatoes

Loaded Yukon Gold Smashed Potatoes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients:

  • 10 slices bacon
  • 12 small Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ cups store-bought French-fried onions
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 1-2 tsp. minced scallions

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 425˚F.

Cook the bacon in a frying pan over high heat until crisp.  Pat the bacon dry with paper towels.  Crumble the bacon and set aside.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat.  Add the potatoes and cook until three-quarters done, about 15 minutes.  Drain and set aside to cool.

Brush the potatoes with the oil and season with salt and pepper.  Place them in a baking dish and bake until fully cooked, about 15 minutes.

Smash the potatoes with a potato masher or a large meat fork.  Top with the crumbled bacon, fried onions and cheese.  Bake until the cheese melts, about 5 minutes.

Add dollops of sour cream on top, garnish with scallions and serve.